10 inch bench-top drill press table

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Forum topic by Jose posted 10-21-2016 01:57 PM 857 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-21-2016 01:57 PM

I want to build a table for my drill press and want to know how this can be done without the height adjustment arm interfering with it. What I have now is a piece of plywood but I had to cut a piece off on an angle for the adjustment arm to freely move. I want to build something similar to what is shown on the second picture below. Suggestions are welcome.

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#1 posted 10-21-2016 08:43 PM

If possible, remove the crank and replace it with a large hand knob. A table top drill press doesn’t need much table travel. Looking at the second picture, it looks like you will be losing about 4” in chuck-to-table distance. If you can, place the plywood top on the table and have the storage below the table. You can use a scissor jack or a bottle jack under the table to raise/lower it instead of using the crank.

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#2 posted 10-21-2016 08:55 PM

The May 2014 (Issue 135) issue of Shopnotes had a pretty ingenious solution: Move it. I can’t get a picture of mine right now, but Here’s a link to another LJ who built it:

It actually wasn’t that difficult to put together.

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